Author Archives: Yaamini Zivan

A person was once given some sweet prasad (consecrated offering) in a bag. The man placed it in a corner, with the intention of eating it a little later. A few minutes later he turned to find a whole horde …

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Once when Ravana visited Sita Devi at Ashoka Vana to coax her to accede to his wishes, out of infinite compassion, the Divine Mother said, “Oh Ravana! Lack of satsang is making you act thus. Unfortunate indeed! Do you think I am …

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The divine soil of Bharat has been fertile with innumerable saints from time immemorial. Such rare gems have been born all over Bharat. Many of them sang the glories of the Lord and were a living embodiment of Bhakti (devotion). …

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Spiritual questions answered by Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji Q. What is the definition of a good day? A: Good days are days when we stop finding faults in others and advising them and realize our shortcomings through honest introspection. Q: …

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Once there lived a king who ruled his country righteously. He was very attached to his kingdom and people. He wanted to forego all these attachments and attain the Lord’s Feet. But alas! He could not cut asunder his bonds …

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Sep 5 was celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India. Let’s see how much you know about the various teachers in our Puranas and Itihasas! 1. Name the teacher of Lord Rama A. Sage Drona B. Sage Vishwamitra C. Sage Vasishtha …

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1. What does the word ‘Diwali’ mean? A. Festival of Colors B. Festival Of Lights C. Festival of Music 2. Which three religious groups celebrate Diwali? A. Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism B. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism C. Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism 3. In which Hindu month is Diwali celebrated? A. Margasirsa …

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of the most revered Indian saints of the twentieth century, is known for his advocation of the Advaitic path of Self Enquiry as a way to liberation. But there is another path that he gave equal importance and credibility to, …

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Book Review: A Search in Secret India Author: Paul Brunton Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors To get a chance to read this book is in itself a blessing. Paul Brunton’s account of his travels in India in the first half …

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Sanatana Dharma, the original name of what is now known as Hinduism, means Universal Righteousness. Sanatana means something which always is, never beginning nor ending, and is eternal in its very essence. Dharma (God’s Natural Law) is the sustainer of the earth. Sanatana Dharma comprises of the spiritual laws that …

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